Watch Your Back: Each team has two players. The players stand back to back and lock their elbows together. The teams start forward at the same time from the starting line. The objective is to reach the finishing line in the minimum time. This team activity helps to build understanding, trust, patience and cooperation with each other.
When kids have too much to do, they often appear to have emotional problems, learning problems, poor study skills or poor work habits. In fact they just don’t have the time to do their homework. They’re involved in so many Team building activities and have so many chores that they end up with no time to play, relax and unwind. It’s as if these kids are attempting to squeeze school into their busy schedules.
2 truths and a lie: Each child must say 3 things about themselves, 2 being true and the other a lie. The group will then have to decide which is true and which is false.
Bandits: Form troops of three or more members. Disguise one person as a bandit for each troop. Each troop gets a Team building activities description of the bandit and a map of the terrain. All troops have to assemble at a predetermined place at the end of the time specified, say after two hours. Within this time they have to capture the bandit. There will be as many bandits as there are troops, so each troop has to use the description of their bandit and capture the right person. This game requires group planning and decision making.
An autistic child need to engage with daily life activities so that he can take interest and accept the challenging task of learning through the activities, but now question arises that which activity is good for an autistic child because each child has unique identity and different interests.
The fact that teachers need to work as a team is often neglected. These team building games promote greater cooperation among teachers. They also nurture a sense of identification with the school.
After school activities play an important role but some parents get a bit too carried away about this and book their child in way too many activities – don’t do that. The most important thing is that your child should have fun. Otherwise the whole point is lost.